TITLE

Left ventricular assist device (LVAD) enables survival during 7 h of sustained ventricular fibrillation

AUTHOR(S)
Salzberg, Sacha P.; Lachat, Mario L.; Z√ľnd, Gregor; Turina, Marko I.
PUB. DATE
August 2004
SOURCE
European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery;Aug2004, Vol. 26 Issue 2, p444
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
We describe the case of a patient implanted with a DeBakey left ventricular assist device (LVAD) as bridge to transplant who survived 7 h of ventricular fibrillation. He was successfully converted into a stable sinus rhythm.
ACCESSION #
14036768

 

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